I spent Thursday through Saturday morning last week in Lakeland, FL for the Women of Compassion Conference that my mom chairs for the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes. It’s always a time of renewed perspective of hope and love even among the pain of many of the children’s circumstances. This year’s speaker was Renee Swope, who spoke about the key to a confident heart as a vision built on faith and letting God pour into us so we can pour into others.
I then returned home to beautiful Atlanta weather for the weekend. John and I played tennis and biked, and then I made a quesadilla recipe that I wanted to share:
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped in 1/2 inch pieces
- 2 tsp jarred garlic, divided
- Olive oil, sea salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes
- 1 white onion, diced
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 2 cans beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 jalapeno (with seeds for heat), diced
- 1 yellow pepper, diced
- Tortillas (use corn for gluten free)
- Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil, 1 tsp jarred garlic, salt, pepper, Italian spices, and red pepper flakes (all to taste). Roast at 450 degrees for 15 min or until browned.
- Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in medium saucepan. Add onions and brown, about 5-7 minutes.
- Smash one can of bean and then add it with the whole beans to the onions. Add in jalapeño and yellow pepper.
- Stir in 1 tsp jarred garlic, salt, pepper, Italian spices, and red pepper flakes (all to taste). Stir in about 1/4 cup water (or enough to be able to stir all the ingredients) and let everything simmer for 15 min.
- Add in sweet potatoes to the onion mixture once they are browned from the oven.
- Lay out tortillas and scoop mixture onto one side of each tortilla. Top with cheese if desired. Fold tortillas in half.
- Heat a skillet over high heat and add olive oil to coat. Add one quesadilla to skillet at a time and brown on each side for about 1 minute per side. Remove from heat and top with cheese. Repeat process with remaining tortillas.
- Serve with lime slices and cilantro.
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